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ADE 6080 Foundations of Adult Education (4)

A study of the adult education movement in the United States from its beginnings to the present lifelong learning enterprise it has become. Economic and cultural factors of the past are examined with a view toward implications for the future.

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ADE 6160  Program Management in Adult Education (3)

An examination of the methods for establishing a productive adult education program, and the principles and procedures involved in designing, organizing, operating, and evaluating comprehensive adult education programs.

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ADE 6161  Curriculum Construction in Adult Education (4)

Curriculum scope, the process of planning and organizing instructional programs with emphasis on task analysis and process evaluation. Concentrates on basic principles affecting the planning of Adult Education activities, including an overview of the human forces that both impinge on and motivate human behavior in an adult learning environment.

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ADE 6198  Effective Continuing Education for Professional Groups This course will provide a description, explanation and critique of the goals, processes, outcomes, and issues related to the continuing education of professionals.  An exploration of the design, development and administration of these programs and activities for at least twelve different professions will be undertaken.

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ADE 6360  Methods of Teaching Adult Education (3) An exploration of different methods, techniques, and materials available to help adults learn. Concentration on the process of designing effective learning experiences for adults and developing the competencies of self-directed learning.

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ADE 6370  Human Resource Development (3)
A study of trainers in business and industry and acquisition of several key competencies required to fulfill this role.

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ADE 6385  The Adult Learner (3) An investigation of the physiological and psychological changes in the adult life span and the implications these have for adult learning capabilities. Concentration on the identification of principles of adult learning, differences between adults and youth as learners, and a review of research on adult learning.

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ADE 6946  Practicum in Adult Education  (1-6) A problem-centered field study in the local community, school, government, office, social agency, business, or industry setting.

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ADE 6971  Thesis: Masters/Education Specialist (2-19)  S/U.Ma/EdS Candidates only. Thesis/Specialist project hours.

ADE 7076  Continuing Ed in the Community College and Higher Ed

This course will explore the history, relevant research, and the   current practices in community college and higher education continuing education program and administrative units.

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ADE 7168 Instructional Development for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Ed  This course is designed to develop competencies in a systematic approach to instructional improvement including the knowledge and application of curriculum models applied to adult continuing education and human resource development.

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ADE 7169 Instructional Development For Vocational, Technical, And Adult Education (4)

Open to majors and non-majors, this course is an in-depth examination of theories, principles and applications of contextual teaching and learning (CTL) and similar instructional approaches such as applied learning and authentic learning.  Use of contextual teaching and learning in school-based and non-school based career and workforce education and training settings is considered.

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ADE 7268  Leadership in Adult Ed, Continuing Ed, and HRD

This course is a study of administrative theory, public policy analysis, best practices and related research in continuing education and human resource development leadership.

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ADE 7269 Organization and Administration of Adult Continuing Education and Human Resource Development

This course provides knowledge and examples of the organization of adult continuing education and human resource development within a variety of agency settings.  This course also examines management principles and practices applied to adult continuing education and human resource development units including the tasks, responsibilities and guidelines used to manage these units effectively.

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ADE 7388  Adult Development and Learning (3) PR: ADE 6385 or equiv. This is an advanced, in-depth study of the distinctive characteristics of adult life and learning.
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ADE 7676 Human Resource Development Policy Seminar

This course is for advanced graduate study emphasizing complex skills, concepts, and strategies, relating to the adult teaching/learning component and policy formation of human resource development in business, industry, government, and voluntary organizations.

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ADE 7910  Directed Research in Adult Education (1-4)

PR: Advanced graduate level. Directed research on topics related to adult education.

ADE 7930  Seminar in Adult Education (1-4) PR: Advanced graduate level. Seminar in advanced topics in Adult Education.

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ADE 7947  Advanced Internship: Adult Education (1-4)

PR: Advanced graduate level only. S/U.

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ADE 7980  Dissertation (2-30)

PR: Admitted to Candidacy. Dissertation hours.

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EDF 6165  Group Processes for Educational Personnel (1-3) Application of group process research to the needs of professional educators and training officers.

EDF 6166  Consulting Skills for Staff Development (1-3)

PR: DPR. Knowledge and skill training for consulting with organizational clients to solve educational problems and design learning environments or programs.

EDF 6281  Workshop and Conference Design (3) Knowledge and skills to design, conduct and/or administer, and evaluate both workshops and conferences.

EDF 6288  Instructional Design I (3) PR: EDF 6215 or DPR. Instructional design models/theories and their systematic application to instructional goals.

EDF 6407  Statistical Analysis For Educational Research I (4) Theory and application of statistical procedures to problems in education: (1) descriptive statistics, (2) Probability-sampling distributions, (3) Inferential statistics-interval estimation, tests of significance (z, t, F-one way ANOVA). Coordinated use of computer included.

EDF 6432  Foundations Of Measurement (3) Basic measurement concepts, role of measurement in education, construction of teacher-made tests and other classroom assessments, interpretation of standardized tests, and fundamental descriptive statistics for use in test interpretation.

EDF 6446  Development and Validation of Tests in Education (3) PR: EDF 6432, EDF 6407. DPR. Design, construction, and validation of state-wide tests. Special emphasis on domain sampling, item response theory, item scaling, item fit, and constructing, maintaining, and updating item banks.

EDF 6481  Foundations of Educational Research (3)

PR: EDF 6432, or DPR. Analysis of major types of educational research designs, including experimental, correlational, ex post facto and case studies

EDF 7145  Cognitive Issues in Higher Education (4)

PR:  Admission to doctoral program and EDF 6215.

Selected cognitive models of intelligence, memory, problem solving, thinking, and motivation applied to instructional strategies.

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EDF 7408  Statistical Analysis for Educational Research II (4) PR: EDF 6407 or equiv. or DPR. Theory and application of statistical procedures to problems in education: (1) ANOVA-factorial; ANCOVA; (2) multiple correlation and regression -- a specific technique and a general approach to data analysis. Coordinated use of computer included.

EDF 7410  Design of Systematic Studies in Education (4)

PR: EDF 6407, EDF 7408 or equiv. or DPR. Theory and application of major design models to systematic inquiry, from experimental to naturalistic models. Nature and role of sampling in systematic studies.

EDF 7530  History of Higher Education (3)  PR: EDF 6517, its equivalent, or permission of the instructor.  Historical overview of American higher education from Colonial period to present. History of undergraduate curriculum, changing purpose of higher ed, and growth in hierarchical categorization of higher ed as college became more accessible to students.

EDF 7655  Organization Development in Educational Institutions (4) Application of social and behavioral science theory to the organizational and developmental problems of schools and school systems.

EDG 6931  Selected Topics in Education (1-4)  PR: DPR. Each topic is a course under the supervision of a faculty member. The title and content will vary according to the topic.

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EDG 7931  Globalization and Higher Education

The course will explore how globalization is impacting the world, and thus impacting the mission and vision for higher education.  Participants will review major works on how higher education around the world has changed as a result of globalism and how higher education in the U.S. is struggling to internationalize.

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EDG 7931 Critical Issues in Higher Education: Powerful Pedagogies

Though the “traditional lecture” remains the most commonly employed method of classroom instruction in higher education, college and university faculty currently have a wide variety of pedagogical alternatives that have been found to enhance student learning. Using assigned readings, class discussion and student presentations, this new course will explore and critically examine recent scholarly writing and research that has focused on a wide range of contemporary instructional strategies with the explicit intent of helping expand your instructional skills and repertoire.

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EDH 6051  Higher Education in America (3)

For current and prospective faculty, administrators, policy analysts, and staff seeking to learn about American higher education. The topics addressed include the history, recent developments, and projections for the future of various aspects of higher education, including its missions, purposes, students, faculty and staff, administration, finance, organization, governance, and role in American society.

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EDH 6081  Community College in American Higher Education (3) Philosophical and cultural bases for definition of its role and contemporary issues, such as control, financing, and curricular patterns. Emphasis on the place and problems of the community college.

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EDH 6906  Independent Study (1-19)

Independent study in which students must have a contract with an instructor. Rpt. S/U.

EDH 6938  Seminar in College Teaching (3)

Implications of learning theory and student characteristics for teaching at the college level. Types of teaching procedures, innovation, evaluation, student freedom, and responsibility for learning.

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EDH 6947  Internship in Higher Education (1-6)

This course provides higher education program graduate students with an extensive, semester-long, field experience in a two- or four-year college, under the dual guidance of a campus-based supervisor and a USF higher education program faculty member. The internship experience must relate to the student's goals in the doctoral program. Students should be at or near the end of their graduate program.

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EDH 7225  Curriculum Development in Higher Education (3)

PR: GS or CI. Emphasis on curriculum perspectives, procedures, and practices in higher education; principles of curriculum and instruction in higher education; theory and practices in goal setting, curriculum planning, instructional improvement, and curriculum design.

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EDH 7405 Policy and Legal Dimensions in Higher Education (3) This course  is a doctoral level course with primary focus on the interface of policy and law as they address the nature, process and product of community college and higher education in the United States and Florida. Constitutional, statutory and contract law is also discussed, as are critical legal and policy issues in higher education, including governance, academic freedom, student rights, discrimination, tort liability,contracts and collective bargaining.

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EDH 7505  Higher Education Finance (3)

PR: GS or CI. Emphasis on financial policies, planning, and budgeting; allocation; financial analysis and management, patterns of expenditure, sources of income. Relationships between educational objectives and resource allocations.

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EDH 7632  Leadership in Higher Education (3)

This course is planned for current and prospective leaders who seek to learn more about leadership in higher education in this new global era.  Students will study several theoretical perspectives that have gained some credibility and research basis over the last several decades.  In addition, students will read about or hear first person accounts of leaders’ experiences in administrative roles.  Participants will be asked to relate course material to their own current experience and personal goals.  The ultimate goal of the course will be to create a personal knowledge base from which to create a plan for developing or refining one’s own leadership perspective.  In effect, the theme for the course will be:  How can someone utilize current theory and literature and the experiences of practicing leaders to become a more effective leader? 

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EDH 7633  Governing Colleges and Universities (3)

PR:  For advanced-level doctoral students admitted to the higher education program or with special permission of instructor.

Students in this course will examine and compare existing models of state and local college and university governance structures Demographic, social, legal, financial, and planning issues and forces that affect how colleges and universities are governed will also be explored. Policy analysis and research will be explored as it relates to governance in higher education.

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EDH 7635  Organization And Administration of Higher Education (3) PR: GS or CI. Examines the concepts about higher education organizations and administration, the behaviors of those organizations and administrators, and the relationships between concept and practice.

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EDH 7636  Organizational Theory and Practices in Higher Education (3)

Explores theories and models of organizations and their applicability to colleges and universities and the work done in them.  Pays particular attention to aspects of decision-making, leadership and organizational change and to the influence of internal and external actors.  Also examines many of the administrative practices and processes common in colleges and universities today.

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EDH 7910  Directed Research (1-19) This course provides higher education program graduate students with an opportunity for directed research, under the supervision of a higher education program faculty member.

 

EDH 7930  Higher Education Seminar (1) Topics of general and special concern in higher education, restricted to advanced graduate students.

 

EDH 7935  Higher Education Capstone Seminar (3)

The course is designed to encourage students' integration and synthesis of theories, concepts and themes in previous coursework; to critique research in the field; and to provide some in-depth study of selected areas in higher education. Advanced Graduate Standing. Instructor approval required - majors only.

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EDH 7980  Dissertation (2-30)

PR: Admitted to Candidacy.

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EVT 4651 Equity in Schools and the Workplace (3)

This course focuses on issues related to equity in schools and the workplace including legal, ethical, psychological, sociological and economic factors.  Gender, race, culture, ethnicity, and economic status are considered.  Factors contributing to stereotyping, bias and prejudice, and issues of hate and violence are examined for the purpose of personal integration and positive change. Note: this is an undergraduate level elective general education course.

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EVT 5369 Preparation and Development for Teaching (4)
The development of selected instructional materials, use of new educational media, performance evaluation instruments, and counseling techniques.

EVT 6264 Administration of Local Programs: Vocational (3)

Organization, personnel selection and assignment, and establishment of policies and procedures for local vocational programs within federal, state and local requirements

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EVT 6265 Supervision of Local Programs: Vocational Education (3) A study of the factors involved in the supervision of instruction including plans for teacher education, improvement of instruction, coordination of activities, and personnel relations.

EVT 6661 Trends and Issues in Career and Technical Education (3)

Historical influences and current trends and issues in career and technical education.  Emphasis on forces significantly shaping the course of CTE and its relationship with workforce development and academic education. Open to majors and non-majors.

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EVT 6664 School Community Development (3)

Maintaining positive relations between career and technical education programs and stakeholders, enhancing CTE image, interacting positively with customers, positive relations with businesses and marketing the program. Open to majors and non-majors.

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EVT 6930 Seminar (3)

Enhancing career & technical education curriculum including broadening mission, goals & outcomes, integration with academics, work-based learning, contextual learning, appropriate technology & certifying student mastery.  Open to majors & non-majors.

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EVT 6948 Practicum: Industrial-Technical Education (3-6)

S/U. A problem-centered field study in the local community, school, government, office, social agency, business, or industry.

EVT 7066 Foundations & Philosophy of Vocational, Technical & Adult Education (3)

This course examines our nation’s system of Career and Workforce Education (CWE) including education, training, career counseling, job placement, policy making, and other elements with an in-depth focus on the 9-14 career and technical education component.  The historical development, philosophical perspectives, and social and economic foundations of education and training for work are considered.

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EVT 7168 Instructional Development for Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education (3)

Open to majors and non-majors, this course is an in-depth examination of theories, principles and applications of contextual teaching and learning (CTL) and similar instructional approaches such as applied learning and authentic learning. Use of contextual teaching and learning in school-based and non-school based career and workforce education and training settings is considered.

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MAN 6204 Organization Design and Structure (3)

Systematic study of architecture, design and management approaches that influence the effectiveness of public and private organizations, including theory, environment, technology, culture, behavior control and work design.

MAN 6305 Human Resource Management (3)

PR: GS. Course focuses on the complex decision-making processes involved in the management of human resources within an organizational system geared to meeting both individual needs and organizational objectives.

SDS 6624 Ecology of Campus Life (3)

PR: GS Provides students with an understanding of the changing demographics, environmental and developmental issues facing college students.

SDS 7640 Student Affairs Administration (4)

PR: Acceptance to Student Affairs Administration Doctoral Program & SDS 6042 or CI. Leadership, management and organizational models, perspectives and issues in administration of Student Affairs will be studied.

SYO 6545 Complex Organizations (3)

PR: Course in social organizations or CI. Organizational theory, bureaucratic models, authority, power legetimation, and types of formal organization.

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